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Old 08-08-2007, 10:15 AM   #1
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Default 2004 mustang saleen supercharged

ive been doing some research on the saleen thats stated on the subject and cant come up with accurate hp ratings. later today i will post some pics of the saleen because ima go test drive it. i seen it in a auto guide and they didnt post enough info. i called the delearship and some guy with no mustang knowledge told me it was a supercharged saleen. when i ask him how many valves it has, he said he didnt know. so im going down there today and check it out myself. i know its a 16 valve [incase some smart mouth], just testing the guy. so i guess what im asking is how much hp does it have stock? it appears stock and prob. the only mods done to it were some 20" DD axis wheels with nitto wrapped around them, sub woofer with amps, and a alpine head unit[stated in the autoguide]. im a Cobra03-04 guy and cant possibly find within 50 miles of my home without it being a private seller. the price on the saleen is 30k and im currently working 2 jobs and i got a quote for insurance purposes. so before i go out there and throw my life away for 6-7 years what do you guys think i should do?

one last thing [this is off topic] does anybody know what year and how much hp the cobra saleen has? not sure if its supercharged or not. but it'll prob b a sweet deal knowing it has the dohc heads.
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Old 08-08-2007, 11:32 AM   #2
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There are several types of Saleens... S281, S281 S/C and the S281Extreme... the regular S281 just has really a bodykit and a tune... the 281 s/c is blown, around 375bhp I believe... give or take... then the S281E which has a built motor with a blower and puts out around 450hp I believe....

The s281 supercharged motor, is a stock 2v interior motor, with the stock tranny - basically youre buying a blown GT with suspension and the saleen body kit... it'd be cheaper to buy a 04' GT and put a KB and build the suspension on it... and you will have a faster car... unless you're absolutly sold on the saleen... which can be a pain to tune im told....

Unless it's a S281 Extreme I wouldn't be buying it for 30k.. You said you can't find a 03-04 Cobra within 50miles without it being a private seller... what's wrong with a private seller, you will normally get a better price, and you can also gauge who has been driving this car for however long... I would actually advise a private seller - just make sure you get it checked out by a mechanic....

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Old 08-08-2007, 11:43 AM   #3
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well private sellers will not finance the car like a dealership would. Private sellers ask for the whole amount all in one. having limited credit history will hurt to get an auto loan, but having two jobs and making fairly good cash every month will also be a boost to get financed. well i guess my ? to you kazp is why do the 2004 saleen s281 sc cost more than the 04 Cobra. Also does the saleen have 415 ft/lbs of torque?
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im with kazp... unless its the Extreme i think its a waste of money.... Find a Dealer 200miles away and takea drive!!! you can EASILY find 03 cobras for that price lol...... Just take a day off and drive to look at one..... Dont get anxious and do something that you will regret..........
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YOU GOT TO LOOK AT HOW RARE THEY ARE MY 02 SC281 IS #464 OF I BELIEVE LIKE800 MADE I KNOW ITS 1 OF 250 COUPES MADE SUPERCHARGED SO THATS JUST A THOUGHT
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the saleen is more money for less of a car, yes - they're a bit more rare... but, your paying more for less of a car.... unless its a S281E... you really are paying for the name more then anything - brand new they're 40-50+ thousand... I still wouldn't buy a saleen personally... For all the limited production it's not going to mean much... I think for the limited production to mean much the car has to come from Ford... like the Shelby, SVT productions, BOSS (if it ever comes out), etc.,All you're buying is a blown GT with a body kit.... however, the S197 Saleens are sexy. lol

I would try capitalone auto financing.. they approve you for a certain amount and give you a blank check to use up to that amt this way you can give the private party that check...
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well i didnt pay but 19500 for mine and the insurance aint bad at all or maybe i would have got a cobra but the insurance will kill you and im 21 sooo either way your getting a good car and everyone has there own opinion
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You're correct. You know when I went from my GT to a Cobra, my insurance went down?? lol and im 22 (21 at the time)....

Oh a side note; if you wreck a saleen - you get reimbursed for a GT, because insurance doesn't recognize the saleen.... unless you tell them to; and voila, you now aren't saving anything for insurance....


19,500 for a 2002... that's not to bad... Is yours a supercharged one? You give conflicting info, you say you're S281 is one of so many, but 1 of 250 supercharged, lol... the S281 and the S281 Supercharged are two different models... Im just curious which one you have... I am thinking the one with the blower...
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well here is the saleen ima go look at
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or should i just set my sights on this: just not sure about the colour
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do not even consider that car for 30,000. first of all those wheels aren't even the stock saleens and they look like ****, and second of all you can just find an 03 or 04 cobra somewhere and pay to ship it if necessary and it would still be cheaper, and if you want something that is a limited edition or something look into a mach 1
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I wouldn't go near either of those cars. Both way overpriced.
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but look at the mileage on the termie not even 3k miles
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2004 Cobra - Hunington Beach
2003 Vert' - Victorville --- just search autotrader and found some - decent milage under 30k
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I see the milage... as long as the leakdown is good and it tests fine... 3k can be driven harder then 60k... it all depends... as logn as you get things checked out that's fine... but 33k for a car thats 4 years old, that stickered for 33, i dunno about all that..... unless you can bargain them down to the high 20's which is what the car is really worth...
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in no way am i arguing with though it may sound like it. how much did u pay for your cobra and how many miles when you bought it? i always told myself that i would never buy a convertible. i would love for this one to be in a dealership: http://www.cars.com/go/search/detail...eadExists=true

well since you have the first hand of owning a cobra what is too high of mileage for a cobra? and what is the right price for 28k miles or less? cus i really dont want one in the 30s[mileage]
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I got mine for 23k with 28k on it i believe... but I also bought mine late in the year.. which is a better market to buy then pre-summer.... he was asking 27k for it, but i got him way down...

I would go check that private one out, like i said - try capital one auto finance, they may be able to help you out...

There are people with 03's in the high 80's now.. im in the mid 40's now.. and mine is running nice and strong still... it's all in how you take care of the car...
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on that cobra with less than 3k miles on it i did a kbb price check and it still came into the thirties. so the car is really worth it but i just want your opinion if you didnt have your cobra and really wanted one and would happen to bump into one with low low mileage like my situation would you buy it? considering that your not gonna pay the whole $33k all at once and knowing its the car you want and know it will last you more than 10 years daily driven. would you get it?
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If your buying for performance go cobra all the way. Definitely look at insurance though. I've seen quotes for over $500 a month on terminators. Anything thats says SVT is gonna rape you on insurance. On the other hand, Saleens are far more rare than Cobras will ever be. That being said, IMO its not the kind of car I would go crazy with modding. The more you mod a Saleen the less it will be worth in the long run.
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